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Bronx Delta School

Grades: Pre-K, K-5
Noteworthy
650 Hollywood Avenue
Bronx NY 10465
Phone: 718-319-7147

Our Insights

What’s Special

Rich arts and project-based lessons

The Downside

Attendance could be stronger

Bronx Delta is a well-run pre-kindergarten to 5th grade school that weaves art into lessons, and plans six art-themed field trips per year. Founded in 2014 in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx, it also has an ASD/Nest program, which mixes children with an autism spectrum disorder, into small, co-teaching classes with general education students. Teachers overwhelmingly recommend the school to new families. 

“My daughter is currently in first grade at this amazing, warm, community-minded school. Since starting Pre-K at Bronx Delta she has grown leaps and bounds and I have felt confident that she was cared for and was receiving high quality instruction,” said a parent.

The Quality Review praises principal Maria Rogalle for being “proactive in supporting teachers, as well as making informed and effective organizational decisions” in order to make teaching stronger. Many teachers serve as leaders, teaching each other how to improve instruction, often a sign of a strong school. 

Lessons often include projects. Videos show students potting take-home plants at the New York Botanical Garden. Third-graders designed blueprint grids to create zoo habitats, measuring the perimeters of animal homes. 

Children may choose “cluster” classes that interest them, such as cooking or ballet. In the science cluster, students engineered a standing structure out of cardboard and tubes. In a video on the school website, a teacher says that cluster classes allow adults to see in students a “newfound confidence you don’t always see in the classroom.” 

The school has interesting partnerships that boost academic lessons, such an art history residency for pre-k students with the New York Historical Society. Students may study percussion/theater, or theater/dance, with Marquis Studios. The school hosts winter and spring festivals to showcase the arts. More after-school programming is provided by the Phipp’s Neighborhood Beacon Program.

Bronx Delta works intentionally to create a close-knit and caring community. Students participate in a weekly class that uses art to cover topics such as how to be a good friend and how to resolve a conflict. Kids reach out to people in need, by collecting coats for New York Cares or gathering toys for a women’s shelter.

Attendance could be stronger; many children miss at least a month of school. 

[Photo from the school's social media accounts]

SPECIAL EDUCATION:  In addition to the ASD/Nest program, the school offers ICT (integrated co-teaching) classes on each grade that mix students with disabilities into general classes, and small “self-contained” classes for children with intensive special needs, in addition to speech, occupational therapy and other services.

ADMISSIONS: Unzoned “choice” school with priority to District 8 students. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, April 2020)

 

 

 

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
78%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
89%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
96%
83% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
1% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
72%
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
4.1

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
61%
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
44%
49% Citywide Average

What is the Pre-K like?

From the NYC Program Assessment (CLASS and ECERS-R) Database through 2018-2019

Instruction: Teachers ask kids to explain their reasoning when they solve problems
Activities: Children explore art, music, sand/water, dramatic play and more
Language: Teachers talk and listen to kids in a supportive way
Interaction: Teachers ask kids good questions and invite back-and-forth conversation

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
339
Asian
6%
Black
14%
Hispanic
64%
White
14%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
73%
Students with disabilities
18%
English language learners
7%
Pre-K seats
48

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
30%
25% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
15%
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
0%
23% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
100%
28% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
50%
17% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location

Location

Throgs Neck (District 8)
Buses: Bx40, Bx42, Bx8

Contact

Principal
Maria Rogalle

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with the Urban Institute of Math and Mott Hall Community School
Metal detectors?
No

Zone for the 2019-2020 school year. Call school to confirm.

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